Spent hours yesterday resizing hundreds of pictures to show on a large screen TV. Stored the resized pictures on the "D" drive, which I believe is a partition on the Samsung HD160JJ/P hard drive. Total space consumed was about 15GB.
I then ran a "Disk Cleanup" and a defrag on "D", both of which ended successfully. Tried to backup the pictures on a flash but got an error on a .MOV file which halted the backup.
It was late so I shut the machine down.
This morning the machine, running XP took forever to boot-up and even longer to do any type of service. When I opened "My Computer" the "D" drive was listed but showed no info......no, capacity used or available. W tried to open the drive I got nothing.
I ran "Device Manager" which said the Samsung hard drive was working properly, however there was no information listed in the Volume section.
At this point I appear to be able to use the system but every service takes 15-30 seconds......and I have apparently lost all the work I had done yesterday......fortunately I had an earlier backup so I haven't lost the pictures.
I spent the past 4 hours trying to trouble shoot this with no results.
Would appreciate any help or suggestions concerning if and how this can be fixed.
I used Geeks-to-Go back in 2011, my contact was Macboatmaster who was extremely helpful, so I feel confident you'll give me the right advice.